The Pediatric Residency program at Wake Forest provides comprehensive, well-rounded training in pediatrics to a diverse and talented team of residents. We train 14 categorical residents per class, offering truly personalized education and mentorship from a dedicated, multidisciplinary faculty encompassing all the pediatric subspecialties.
In addition to our excellent clinical training, we ensure our residents are well-equipped for future academic pursuits; all residents gain basic skills in advocacy, quality improvement, medical education, and clinical research and complete a mentored scholarly project in at least one of these domains.
Our pediatric residents care for a diverse and underserved patient population. At our continuity and ambulatory clinic site, 67% of patients identify as Latinx/Hispanic and 25% as African American/Black. Limited English Proficient patients account for 44%, and over 90% of patients have Medicaid.
Our program mission statement, I-REACH, reflects our values and priorities as a residency.
Inclusion - Increase diversity of the pediatric workforce to match the diversity of pediatric patients
Research - Conduct innovative fundamental, translation and clinical pediatric research
Education - Provide unsurpassed pediatric educational opportunities for the next generation
Advocacy - Promote optimal well-being of all children locally and beyond
Community - Engage in community partnerships that strengthen public health
Health - Deliver exceptional compassionate, and innovative pediatric health care for our patients and families
Diversity and Inclusion
The Pediatric Residency Program at Brenner Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Health is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse group of residents.
Support and Wellness
Our approach to “Wellness” is not a one size fits all, but rather a flexible, dynamic curriculum meant to offer a variety of options to support the well-being of our pediatric residents.
Our Program Director, Dr. Thomas Russell, and Associate Program Directors, Drs. Albertini and Halvorson are committed to the continual evaluation and improvement of our residency program. In addition to our Program Leadership, we have seven Assistant Program Directors who contribute in their specific area of expertise.
Our curriculum provides residents with graduated autonomy in the care of pediatric patients across clinical settings. As a referral center with representative faculty from all pediatric subspecialties, we offer exposure to a wide variety of disease processes. In addition to our clinical curriculum, we offer several options for residents to individualize their training to meet their future career needs.
The advocacy curriculum empowers graduates of our pediatric residency program to respond to health inequities that impact children and their families at individual, community, regional, national, and global levels through a longitudinal curriculum of theoretical and experiential education.
Graduate Medical Education Office
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157